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Ryuichi Sakamoto's 'BTTB' Is Moody Simplicity at Its Best

On BTTB, Ryuichi Sakamoto's affinity for the suggestive qualities of the so-called Impressionist movement reveals itself through subtleties.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Nagasaki - Memories of My Son

When you want weighty music for your weighty film, Ryuichi Sakamoto is the guy to call.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto: The Revenant

After a short hiatus from music, Ryuichi Sakamoto set himself up for quite the challenge in scoring The Revenant.

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Vinicius Cantuária: Vinicius Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim

What happens when one Brazilian music giant tackles another? Smooth sailing, that's what.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto & Taylor Deupree: Disappearance

Inspired by their collaborative live performance, Sakamoto and Deupree create an elegant and sublime soundtrack for meditative mind.

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The Best Electronic Music of 2012

2012 was another year of innovation and diversity in electronic music, but with the same artist as last year at the top of the heap after all was said and done.

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Exoticism and Eroticism in 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence'

As with Gohatto, Oshima's English-language debut features an exotic interloper who causes a sexual disturbance among an insular clique.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Playing the Piano/Out of Noise

For Ryuichi Sakamoto, a lifelong career of electro-pop and film scores have pointed the way to a hypnotizing double album of piano solos and reflective experiments. Uncork the champagne.

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Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Ingrid Chavez

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.

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Gone and Not Forgotten: The PopMatters DVD Wish List

A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Bricolages

The best we can say for this remix album is that the original material still sounds great.

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